NFTH never a Teaching Hospital: GMOA

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The GMOA today charged that the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) set up to provide clinical training to SAITM students had never functioned as a Teaching Hospital and not even as a Base Hospital.

GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Samantha Ananda said the government’s decision to direct SAITM students to State base hospitals shows that the NFTH had not fulfilled the minimum standards to function as a teaching hospital other than by name.

Dr. Ananda said the hospital was converted into a teaching hospital in one night, but no one knows how and on what basis that it had happened.

He said the people, civil society groups, trade unions and students unions including the GMOA had never asked the government to take over NFTH other than by Dr. Neville Fernando.

Dr. Ananda said Ministers Rajitha Senaratne and S.B. Dissanayake with NFTH founder Dr. Neville Fernando were benefited by sub-leasing the NFTH, resulting in aggravating the SAITM controversy without resolving it.

He said while misleading the public, both the ministers had found a way to settle the two billion loan taken by Dr. Fernando to establish the NFTH.

Meanwhile, GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge said the GMOA would complain to the United Nations Human Rights Commission over the government’s attempt to risk the lives of patients by establishing such a private institution under government sponsorship. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

 

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  Comments - 19

  • PEARLS FROM YOUR MOUTH Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:04 PM

    WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR WISE UTTERANCES -. NOW THE TIME HAS COME FOR YOU TO KEEP YOUR TRAP SHUT.- YOU ARE UNDER THE FALSE NOTION THAT WE (the readers) WAIT WITH OPEN MOUTH TO HEAR THE GEMS FALLING FROM YOUR MOUTH. - THE ONLY THING WE WAIT FOR IS TO SEE WHAT CONCOCTED IDEAS YOU FELLOWS WILL CATCH ON (ie to utter) IN ORDER TO APPEAR ON THE STAGE.ALL MOST THRICE A WEEK.

    Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:45 PM

    Hay man stop your nonsense. How comes Foreign Medical Students comes and trained in our country and get their degree. If so, why can't the same rule apply in SriLanka?

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya (Village Head Man) Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:48 PM

    Our doctors are upset as because if some other (additional) doctors been qualified and do their business, their income on private practices will drop. This is the logic.... Never allow them to play one man's show hereafter.

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:51 PM

    A hard slap on our selfish doctor's who does private practices has to be implemented, the right way is to palm the way for our doctor's whom prove themselves in the Private Universities. Come on SriLankans... support this and teach a lesson to GMOA.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:53 PM

    Greedy fellows (GMOA) should be over-thrown by Doctor's comes out from the Private Universities. If they cannot adhere, please get out.

    kumara Tuesday, 18 July 2017 09:26 PM

    i enjoy watching these guys after "Gajaman" comic serise.

    anu Tuesday, 18 July 2017 09:50 PM

    Doctors at highest jealously and they are shedding crocodile tears . Public should not get trapped and listen to these empty words and these are the guys who protected against nurses by awarding degree to them.doctors ulterior motive to create heavy shortage of doctors in the country where by they can earn mountain of money on poor masses as we all know we are now at their mercy and charging Rs 1700 for a minute..Government should bring legislation by ensuring the patients are being treated by doctors with in a reasonable time not with in one minute .let's open to the world , what is our Sri lankan medical colleges ranking in comparison to the world best medical colleagues which are well below the average and these doctors get trained in UK in private medical colleagues at the expense of the government and if that's the case those qualification should be not r recognized .Dear parents, Sisters and brothers don't get carried away listening these jokers.

    Professor J.Jinadasa Tuesday, 18 July 2017 09:58 PM

    The GMOA is planning to complain to the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) over NFTH alleging that he hospital risks the lives of patients. I am sure that UNHCRC will punish the GMOA for killing the patients by resorting to strikes..

    Kalum Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:20 AM

    Has anyone died due to past couple of strikes? the strike only affected OPD. even PTU was being functioning during the strike.

    Amali Tuesday, 18 July 2017 11:58 PM

    The agreement between the government and Neville Fernando should be publicized!

    Royce Wednesday, 19 July 2017 01:08 AM

    This is an immense problem. via DM Android App

    Ram Wednesday, 19 July 2017 02:39 AM

    GMOA, Please get out of the "FOOLS PARADISE" and return to work. You were educated from Public funds and you are paid your salaries too from the same funds. So it is enough now.

    Leo Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:31 AM

    Sri Lankan Doctors disgraced by the GMOA. via DM Android App

    lankan Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:35 AM

    no government has to listen to GMOA who said so? enough is enough with this GMOA madness

    dulan Wednesday, 19 July 2017 07:57 AM

    These guys are becoming jokers

    Mo Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:17 AM

    Sri Lanka needs more qualified professional for saving to the motherland and their families. If person is well educated and has talent they can find good job in Sri Lanka or abroad. These selfish GMOA and some of university academic against private universities. There are many private universities and all state universities are also offer degrees in commercial terms. Sri Lankan government has responsible for introducing quality standards.

    gamini Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:06 AM

    GOSL should bring in a legislation on the number of patients a doctor can see in a day and the maximum they can charge for consultation. After all they receive free education at the expense of the tax payer and what have they done in return-only plundered

    common man Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:43 AM

    everyone talk about private practices...you people support this politicians. y dont you force them to abolish private practice...

    TONY Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:07 PM

    GMOA HAS BECOME A TABLET FULL OF NARCOTIC (DRUGS) THAT IS RUINING THE FUTURE OF UNI STUDENTS


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